Greening Beeston Cottage Garden Seed Mix Instructions
- Wait until the weather is mild enough, about March at the earliest. May is not too late to sow seeds.
- Mark out the areas where you want to sow your seeds. These can be any shape or size.
- Within the shape mark some shallow lines with a stick. This is so that when the seeds start to sprout you can tell them apart from random weeds.
- Sow the seeds thinly along the lines you have marked. Pat down the soil. Don’t cover too deeply.
- Water very gently or allow natural rainfall to water them.
- If the weather is dry water every other day.
- When the seedlings start to come up allow them to develop true leaves – usually 3rd and 4th leaves. Then if they appear to be too close move some of them to other places.
- Greening Beeston’s Cottage Garden mix may contain flowers, herbs and the odd fruit and vegetable. In the past, cottagers would plant all sorts in amongst each other. This had the beneficial effect of hiding edibles from pests. For instance pigeons are well known for stripping and eating cabbages. But if the cabbages are in amongst flowers the pigeons are less likely to spot them. Also many edibles such as pumpkins are highly decorative.
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- Enjoy your seeds!